Marketing the Presidency

Submitted by CTHS on March 28, 2018 - 10:32 pm

A Speakers Program presented by the Cranberry Twp Historical Society/Cranberry Public Library

Presidential marketing is for the people’s attention but mainly for votes. The marketing is not just from the winners but all candidates dreaming of sitting in the Oval Office. Our Speaker, Steve Mihaley, has become a self-made expert on the items and products used to become President. Steve has been collecting presidential memorabilia for over 50 years. His personal collection has 20,000-25,000 different political items from Presidential campaigns from the past 150+ years. Many of...

Event Date
April 03, 2018 - 6:30 pm
Event Location
Franklin Station Meeting Room
Cranberry Township Municipal Center
2525 Rochester Road
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Over the Decades at Moraine State Park

Submitted by CTHS on October 21, 2017 - 10:35 am

Exactly 21.5 miles north of Crider’s Corner in Cranberry Township sits a park that is a jewel to anyone who loves the outdoors. The distance to Cranberry Township was perfect to the goal of Maurice Goddard. In 1955, Maurice Goddard was Secretary of the Pennsylvania State Department of Forests and Waters, and his goal was to have a state park within twenty-five miles of every Pennsylvanian citizen. That area is now Moraine State Park, built in the Muddy Creek valley.

Event Date
October 29, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Event Location
Council Chambers
Cranberry Township Municipal Center
2525 Rochester Road
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Trolley Tracks in the North Hills

Submitted by CTHS on September 07, 2017 - 10:56 pm

Please join us for the 2017 CTHS Fall Program on September 13, 2017 at 6:15 pm in Franklin Road Station next to the Library in the Cranberry Township Municipal Center at 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. This program is brought to you by the Cranberry Township Historical Society and the Cranberry Public Library.

Event Date
September 13, 2017 - 6:15 pm

H. J. Heinz: Recipe for Success

Submitted by CTHS on May 08, 2017 - 12:34 pm

Please join us for the 2017 CTHS May Program on THURSDAY May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of the Cranberry Township Municipal Center at 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066.

The old saying was “Same Time, Same Channel” but for this speaker’s program we are changing Both. To accommodate our speaker, we will gather on a Thursday, May 11th at 7:00 pm, to hear about the history of the H. J. Heinz Company.

Event Date
May 11, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Pittsburgh's Ghost Bomber and other PA Mysteries

Submitted by CTHS on October 24, 2016 - 10:37 pm

In partnership with the Cranberry Township Public Library, we welcome Dr. Andrew Masich, President and CEO of the Senator John Heinz History Center as our November guest speaker.

Dr. Masich will present on Pennsylvania mysteries including the B-25 Ghost Bomber that landed in the Monongahela River in 1956. Please join us on November 6, 2016 from 1:30 - 3:30 in the Cranberry Library Franklin Station North meeting room at the Municipal Center - 2525 Rochester Road - Cranberry Township, PA. Registration is required for this event. CLICK HERE to register on the library website. The event is now booked to capacity and online registration is closed. Walk-in's by CTHS paid members only while seats last.

Event Date
November 06, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Images of America: Cranberry Township

Submitted by CTHS on September 16, 2016 - 10:26 pm

Thomas Wolfe wrote a novel, You Can’t Go Home Again, however Kate Guerriero Benz did as close as one can with her publishing of her book, Images of America: Cranberry Township, through Arcadia Publishing. The book contains 128 pages of photographs and text supporting the photos. Kate was raised in Cranberry Township on Franklin Road in an historic, classic house in the area, which at one time was called the village of Hendersonville or also known as Trail, as the house and region sat on the Venango Trail. Kate grew up here during a time when one went to Viola’s for groceries. Her maternal grandfather, Dr. Samuel M. Rice, maintained a private practice here for 50 years just off of Dutilh Road near Hartner’s restaurant. Kate’s mother, Veronica Rice Guerriero, was a founding member of the Cranberry Township Historical Society. Kate and her mother wrote and put on a play for the members of the historical society in the late 1980’s [1] about what it would have been like to grow up in Hendersonville. She, along with her mother spent many hours planting and weeding the Cranberry bog that the Society had in the original Cranberry Park...

Event Date
September 25, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Community Days 2016

Submitted by CTHS on April 28, 2016 - 1:01 am

Community Days is July 7-8-9. We will be attending this year for all 3 days. Our booth is located on Park Road in booth space E14-E15, the same location as last year. This is about half way between the basketball courts and the Jaycees Shelter at Community Park. We have a 10 x 20 canopy / booth space where we will set up the traveling museum again. There will be several tables, 6 or more chairs, a collection of old maps, a slide show, some antique artifacts, a NEW Arcadia book available for sale written by member Kate Benz, showcasing many photos from the CTHS collection.

Event Date
July 07, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The Fate of Four of Pennsylvania’s Founding Fathers

Submitted by CTHS on April 23, 2016 - 10:19 pm

Pennsylvania in its early history had many prominent founding fathers including namesake William Penn, Dr. Benjamin Rush and of course statesman, printer and scientist Benjamin Franklin.

These individuals were entrepreneurs and leaders in government and set the path to where we are today. Their resumes were impressive. Four other Pennsylvania founders also had outstanding resumes as we see below.

Thomas Mifflin – Successful merchant, Quartermaster General of the Continental Army, graduated from College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania), President of the Continental Congress, last President of Pennsylvania and first Pennsylvania Governor and Signer of the US Constitution for Pennsylvania and finally and most importantly, West Mifflin is named after him...

Event Date
May 01, 2016 - 2:00 pm